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Incident Response Specialist - Security

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  • ID: 463782
  • Posted: 3/23/2020
  • Location: Oakville, ON
  • Category: IT - Information Technology
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Duration: Direct Placement

Description

Acara Solutions is seeking an Incident Response Specialist - Securityfor our client in Oakville, ON, L6H6R7.

Job Description:
As an Incident Response Engineer, your key area of responsibility will be to develop a deep understanding of security programs, which will include securing software, hardware and supply chain. You will play a critical role in guiding Reseller security practices and provide thought leadership in the market. Each day, you will monitor and respond to potential threats, mitigating such threats by collecting evidence and completing forensic analyses. You will be work closely with the existing Security Team, as well as Developers and other internal stakeholders to respond, react, and recover during security breaches. To be successful in this role you will be a security-conscious individual, who has security on your mind 24/7. You will be someone who has a sense of urgency, and have the ability to adapt to security situations and identify, protect, respond, react and recover accordingly. An ideal candidate will come from a security-focused background, have exposure to industry-standard tools and be familiar with resolving security incidents.

Responsibilities:
 
  • Use appropriate logs and tools to determine whether a breach has occurred, and determine and document the scope of the event(s) - including, but not limited to identifying the affected products, systems and endpoints
  • Help determine security risk by quantitatively evaluating risk using industry standard metrics (such as CVSS)
  • Reproduce exploits and attacks to analyze adversary Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures to to generate new signatures to enhance detection capability
  • Escalate incidents internally and according to protocol, to ensure all necessary parties are informed and actively engaged where necessary
  • Assist in developing mitigation and remediation steps and Incident Response programs
  • Ensure that compliance requirements are met
  • Provide regular reporting back to Security Management team
  • Develop Big Data skills to leverage data to improve monitoring
  • Directly support vulnerability investigations, with a goal of driving a vulnerability patch cycle including open source software updates
  • Identify, track, and report on emerging threats to security, products, and customers
  • Support Engineering teams to provide in-depth technical analysis of security issues
  • Prioritize and coordinate case-specific response activities, driving timely and appropriate remediation of issues
  • Track and report on vulnerability remediation efforts

 
Job Requirements

 
Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field of study
  • 2+ years experience in Incident Response capacity or within an Incident Response Team (where the main responsibility included responding to incidents involving security risks, vulnerabilities, and breaches)
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with Python, Powershell, Bash, and SQL

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Experience using Splunk, QRadar, or other SIEM tools
  • Professional certifications such as CEH, GIAC, GCIH, GWAPT, GPEN, OSCP, or OSCE



Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron's strategic partner, SDI) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.
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